Kent Jones’ “Hitchcock/Truffaut’ opens tomorrow in select theaters, and Indiewire is excited to celebrate the release with an exclusive clip highlighting a discussion on Hitchcock’s legacy between Jones and Noah Baumbach.
Based on the iconic text that has become something of a holy bible for cinephiles and filmmakers, “Hitchcock/Truffaut” expands on the book by taking viewers into the week-long meeting between the two eponymous filmmakers that would inspire the book. The event resulted in unprecedented levels of candor about Hitchcock’s filmmaking process and his thoughts on his own films, and Jones rounds out these insights with commentary from working directors such as Martin Scorsese, David Fincher, Arnaud Desplechin, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Wes Anderson, James Gray, Olivier Assayas, Richard Linklater, Peter Bogdanovich and Paul Schrader.
In the video above, Jones and Baumbach talk about two of Hitchcock’s most high profile films, “Vertigo” and “Psycho,” and what did and didn’t make it into the documentary. One answer involving Michelangelo Antonioni may surprise you.